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Several tour companies provide day trips to visitors who would like to get a better sense of the island while visiting. Here is a short selection of some of the ideal ways to see the region.
City Tour With LunchThe Macau City Tour begins between 10 and 11 a.m. and picks up from the Macau Maritime Ferry Terminal and the Taipa Temporary Ferry Terminal, or picks up from travelers’ hotels. An air-conditioned coach takes passengers to the Temple of A-Ma and Ruins of Saint Paul’s Cathedral, both World Heritage sites, and stops for lunch at Fisherman’s Wharf. From there it’s on to Macau Casino, Macau Tower, finishing up at the Cake and Souvenir shop. The tour drops off at any Macau hotel or the ferry terminals. www.asiatravel.com/macaucitytour.html
From Hong Kong to MacauFor visitors staying in Hong Kong who would like a full experience of Macau, the Macau Excursion tour provides a 10-hour day trip from Hong Kong. Tours depart daily and visit Macau’s World Heritage sites -- Na Tcha Temple, the Old CIty Walls, the Mount Fortress and the Temple of A-Ma as well as other Macau sights, including the Museum of Macau, which has exhibits of Macau’s history and culture. If guests wish to stay longer in Macau, Oriental Travel can make arrangements for a hotel reservation and a return ferry at a later time.www.orientaltravel.com/hong_kong_tours.htm
An Assorted TourFor visitors staying in Macau and for a slightly shorter day trip of the area, the Macau Deluxe City Tour picks up from hotels throughout Macau and visits such cultural and artistic sites as the Lotus Statue and the Kum Ium Statue (the goddess of mercy), the architectural grandeur of the island’s World Heritage sites, including Saint Dominic’s church, and a visit to one of Macau’s best cookie shops, with a free tasting of almond cookies and peanut candies.www.orientaltravel.com/hong_kong_tours.htm